When asked why he writes in Enlish, al-Omran responds, "English is the global lingua franca. It is the dominant international language, and writing in it allows me to communicate not just with my own countrymen and women but with the whole wide world. Moreover, I hope that writing in English could contribute to change many stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding Saudi Arabia."
His blog has attracted the attention of the international media:
Recent posts include:
(1) "10 Must Read Saudi Blogs" [November 27, 2008]
(2) "Welcome to Riyadh" [November 25, 2008]
(3) "Shia Khums: Where's Our Money?" [October 28, 2008] *Amen.*